Marissa 2

Marissa 2

Post by Els van D » Sun, 29 Jan 2006 07:29:50




Quote:

> Let me add my thanks to you all for cards and the lovely afghan.  You
> all are the greatest to helping with stitches and finding patterns, you
> have always been there for me.

> With a greatful heart,
> Dawn

You are very welcome Dawn, I quess we feel a little less helpless, this
way, just sharing a little bit

big hug, and stay strong

Els

 
 
 

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Post by Mirjam Bruck-Coh » Sun, 29 Jan 2006 14:42:44


Dawn , no words can help ,, just be strong
mirjam
Quote:

>> Let me add my thanks to you all for cards and the lovely afghan.  You
>> all are the greatest to helping with stitches and finding patterns, you
>> have always been there for me.

>> With a greatful heart,
>> Dawn


 
 
 

Marissa 2

Post by dawn » Mon, 30 Jan 2006 03:58:00


Marissa is fighting, it amazing how far she has come.  The doc and
nurses are in awe as am I.

Dawn

 
 
 

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Post by klh » Mon, 30 Jan 2006 04:32:12


for more background are two article citations.

This young lady was on her job, risking her life, trying to help iraqi
citizens when her accident happened,

Quote:
> After receiving reports of Iraqi bodies being found nearby, Reynolds,
> Delgado and the rest of 2nd Platoon immediately responded, first by
> picking up their Iraqi Police counterparts, then proceeding by convoy.
> They were en route when an improvised explosive device detonated near
> their Humvee, causing it to flip into a canal.

Truly a brave young woman with a future still ahead of her..
in a place of real danger, with her life on the line for others....

all such phrases ... just suddendly seem to fit.

Quote:
> http://timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=439650&category=RE...
> A new battle for hurt soldier
> Injured in Iraq, Lansingburgh private has long recovery ahead

> By TIM O'BRIEN
> <http://timesunion.com/TUNews/author/AuthorPage.aspx?AuthorNum=101>,
> Staff writer
> Click byline for more stories by writer.
> First published: Saturday, January 14, 2006
> TROY -- Army Pfc. Marissa Strock, the Lansingburgh woman seriously
> wounded in a Thanksgiving Day attack in Iraq, is still....

http://www.nwguardian.com/news/story/5384788p-4868457c.html
Quote:
> Memorial honors MPs killed in Iraq

> Soldiers victims of Baghdad IED attack

> By Pfc. Laura M. Bigenho, 42nd Military Police Brigade
> Published: December 8th, 2005 01:42 PM

> Family, friends and fellow Soldiers of 42nd Military Police Brigade
> came together on Dec. 2 at the Main Post Chapel to honor two military
> policemen who selflessly gave their lives in the war on terrorism.
> snip snip
> Switzer closed by asking that everyone keep the third member of the
> squad in thoughts and prayers. Pfc. Marissa Strock, 170th MP Co.,
> remains at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where she continues to
> fight for her life.


>Marissa is fighting, it amazing how far she has come.  The doc and
>nurses are in awe as am I.

>Dawn

 
 
 

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Post by klh » Sat, 04 Feb 2006 08:45:23


Quote:

>>Marissa is fighting, it amazing how far she has come.  The doc and
>>nurses are in awe as am I.

>>Dawn

I was at Walter Reed today for an appointment and then went to ward 57
where Marissa is now staying in the orthopedics.

Since I was not a friend of family or relative or somebody famous, the
desk people properly went back and asked if I could come in and visit.
Her mother was there overseeing things [very well too I might add.]

Marissa was dressed in sports cloths and gave me a hand to shake as i
introduced myself as a weaver and that I had read Dawn's posts here. My
gift for her was a number bib from the Vasaloppet 90k cross country ski
race in Sweden with the statement that I hoped in a year or so to see
her there in the tracks. I told her there was a large and active ski
association there of people with physical handicaps and they even had
special skiies and poles for that.

We chatted a bit more and I thanked her for her service in Iraq and our
country.... couldn't say it without *** up look at this attractive
and otherwise vivacious young lady with part of one leg missing and the
lower part of the other in a brace for a bad break.

And as I left, she was getting ready to go the rolling chair so she
could go with her company commander and first sergeant from Iraq to
visit Arlington Cemetery.

clearly a young lady who still has a future!
And our country owes her gratitude and thanks for her sacrifice on our
behalf

Kenneth in VA

 
 
 

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Post by norabalce » Sat, 04 Feb 2006 11:34:36


Kenneth,

What a great story and I'm thrilled that you were able to visit
Marissa. Yes, she does deserve our thanks and will be getting another
afghan from this group very soon. If you get to see her again, tell her
that her friends from RCTY are praying for her even though she doesn't
know any of us.

Hugs,

Nora

 
 
 

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Post by Katherin » Sun, 05 Feb 2006 00:41:41


Quote:


>>> Marissa is fighting, it amazing how far she has come.  The doc and
>>> nurses are in awe as am I.

>>> Dawn

> I was at Walter Reed today for an appointment and then went to ward 57
> where Marissa is now staying in the orthopedics.

> Since I was not a friend of family or relative or somebody famous, the
> desk people properly went back and asked if I could come in and visit.
> Her mother was there overseeing things [very well too I might add.]

> Marissa was dressed in sports cloths and gave me a hand to shake as i
> introduced myself as a weaver and that I had read Dawn's posts here.
> My gift for her was a number bib from the Vasaloppet 90k cross
> country ski race in Sweden with the statement that I hoped in a year
> or so to see her there in the tracks. I told her there was a large
> and active ski association there of people with physical handicaps
> and they even had special skiies and poles for that.

> We chatted a bit more and I thanked her for her service in Iraq and
> our country.... couldn't say it without *** up look at this
> attractive and otherwise vivacious young lady with part of one leg
> missing and the lower part of the other in a brace for a bad break.

> And as I left, she was getting ready to go the rolling chair so she
> could go with her company commander and first sergeant from Iraq to
> visit Arlington Cemetery.

> clearly a young lady who still has a future!
> And our country owes her gratitude and thanks for her sacrifice on our
> behalf

Thanks for posting this, Kenneth.

Higs,
Katherine

 
 
 

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Post by Spike Drive » Sun, 05 Feb 2006 07:02:17


Kenneth,

Thank you for passing such good news about Marissa.

Tell we have been keeping her in our prayers.

Hugs & God bless,
Dennis & Gail

 
 
 

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Post by Amanda Tikkane » Mon, 06 Feb 2006 02:45:08


"My gift for her was a number bib from the Vasaloppet 90k cross country
ski
race in Sweden with the statement that I hoped in a year or so to see
her there in the tracks. I told her there was a large and active ski
association there of people with physical handicaps and they even had
special skiies and poles for that. "

There was a fellow who thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail (2200 miles) a
few years ago with a prosthetic leg.  The first amputee who hiked the
entire trail (sections at a time, not straight through) was a few years
before that.  It amazes me to see people bounce back when they really
want to.

-Amanda
http://www.uberpest.com